How about a helmet with a built-in airbag that deploys in just 0.1-seconds? Introducing Hovding. Developed by two Swedish industrial design students, the waterproof, washable shell of the Hovding comes in various styles that can be swapped out to match your outfit du jour. The new and improved version comes equipped with a USB-rechargeable battery and active motion sensors to detect impact. Continue reading for a video of it in-action and more information.
“Like traditional helmets, the Hovding must be replaced after an accident, but customers are able to replace a deployed unit for a new one at a discount through the company. The Hovding also features a ‘black box’ that records crash data that customers can then send back to the company to be studied for further improvements,” says Laughing Squid.